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by Cheesefish77
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pleasant Surprise
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Pleasant Surprise

I had been raising a P. occidentalis queen in a clear plastic tupperware container filled with soil, in hopes of raising a colony. For the first few weeks she was fairly active, travelling on the surface and gathering seeds I gave her. Then a couple months passed with no sign of activity, and I had ...
by Cheesefish77
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Fungal growth
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Fungal growth

I checked back after going to the doctors for a couple hours and found that they had moved over anyway. Seems like they decided it was a good idea after all.
by Cheesefish77
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Fungal growth
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Fungal growth

I have a small T. immigrans colony in a test tube, and I recently noticed a white mold growing on the floor of the test tube. I believe it is from excess water and cotton, as the ants dug a hole in the cotton blocking the water, and a small amount may have leaked. I tried connecting them to a fresh ...
by Cheesefish77
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Pogonomyrmex Russian olive
Replies: 0
Views: 264

Pogonomyrmex Russian olive

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Decided to give a wild colony of P. occidentalis a Russian olive, and they loved it
by Cheesefish77
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Forelius pruinosis care
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Forelius pruinosis care

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She has returned to her colony, while some workers pin down a foreign worker on the right.
by Cheesefish77
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Forelius pruinosis care
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Forelius pruinosis care

Alright, I'll probably just release her back to her colony then.
by Cheesefish77
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caught a Harvester Ant Queen.
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: Caught a Harvester Ant Queen.

I placed my queen into a plastic container half filled with slightly damp soil, and she took to it quite well, digging a nest and occasionally emerging to dig or grab a seed.
by Cheesefish77
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Forelius pruinosis care
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Forelius pruinosis care

I recently caught a F. pruinosis queen, not from nuptial flight, but rather I captured her from a wild colony moving to a new nest, and I saw her scurrying along the line. I wasn't able to gather any workers, but I did catch the queen. I placed her in a test tube with some food, and I was wondering ...
by Cheesefish77
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pogonomyrmex occidentalis Setup
Replies: 13
Views: 1817

Re: Pogonomyrmex occidentalis Setup

Congratulations on the founding of your colony of the pogonomyrmex species. Here is a piece of useful advice. Pogonomyrmex have a very distinct sting that can be very painful so make sure to wear gloves. You probably already knew that but I wanted to say it just in case. Yeah, having lived around t...
by Cheesefish77
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Camponotus Sp.
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Camponotus Sp.

There are smaller Camponotus from the Myrmentoma subgenus that are normally 1cm long, but I am assuming that she is larger than that. The shininess, along with your description, would most likely make this Camponotus novaeboracensis , which are occasionally found that far west. That's quite a dista...